Local voters should re-elect David Ford to the Central Oregon Community College Board of Directors. He is a tireless, generous volunteer and an established community servant. Ford and I have worked together on multiple Bend-La Pine School committees. He is always well-prepared, listens respectfully and works hard to solve problems in a fair and thoughtful way.

Ford and I both value the important partnership between Bend-La Pine Schools and COCC. We acknowledge the benefit of working together to provide a variety of high-value educational opportunities for students and teachers. I know that Ford is well-respected throughout the region, and we are fortunate to have his leadership on the COCC board. Please join me in voting this May to return Ford to the COCC Board of Directors.

Peggy Kinkade, Bend-La Pine School Board